Oy! This has been one long cold and flu season! It all started when my toddler started at daycare back in July. Parents with kids in daycare, you know what happened next, right? In August, we got a cold. September, we got another cold. October, November, December—cold, cold, cold.
I’m a pro now. I wash my hands like crazy. I make sure I wash those chubby baby hands, too, but it just doesn’t keep the colds away as the little monkey builds his immune system (and mine, apparently) one virus at a time.
It’s not that bad, really. I’m getting used to bringing tissues with me everywhere (and my deeper, more nasal sounding voice). But in the morning, when I wake up and get the little bit of time just for me – my morning shower – that’s when I want just a wee bit of relief.
With the steam fogging up the mirrors and the hot water bathing over my aching muscles, I add a eucalyptus shower steamer to the shower floor and let the soothing fragrance fill the air.
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 100% pure witch hazel
- Spray bottle
- 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- Hard plastic moulds used for soap making and bath bombs
- Measure out half of the baking soda and citric acid into a large bowl. Mix well with your hands and add 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.
- Pour witch hazel into the spray bottle and start spritzing the top of the powder lightly and quickly mix with your hands. Keep spritzing and mixing until the powder begins to hold together like wet snow. Work quickly in this stage and be careful not to over saturate the powder. If you add too much witch hazel you will see the mixture starting to fizz.
- Pack the mixture into a mould by filling it quickly and really pressing down to ensure it is packed tightly. Only fill one mould at a time.
- Flip the mould over onto a cutting board or hard surface and tap to remove the shower steamer. Allow it to dry for 24 hours and harden before using.
- To use, set the shower steamer on the floor of the shower just as you get in. It will fizz and dissolve as it releases the essential oils into the steam.
Used In This Project:
- Scallop Hang Tags • I chose the “Under the Sea” style in mint.
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